Aesop's Fables Illustrated
. Samuel R. Wells . NY ,
PA3855.E5 1870 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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My best and earliest copy of this thin work. It probably gets the prize for the smallest print in my collection. AI at the beginning and a list of illustrations. Tenniel's illustrations remain wonderful, even when indistinctly printed, as sometimes here. The fables are very brief; there are several to a page. The last pages feature crazy advertisements for Wells' books, including phrenology. It is hard to see how the 1873 edition changed anything from this prototype.